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Soft Cell: Cruelty Without Beauty (Cooking Vinyl)

Djuna Parnes, Rock's Backpages, September 2002

THE GOD-UNCLES of electroclash make a long-overdue comeback with a fascinatingly reflective album – "We've gotta keep dancing through the years/We've gotta keep smiling through our tears," Marc Almond sings on the opening 'Darker Times' before taking a curmudgeonly swipe at the early 21st century on 'Monoculture'.

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